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House GOP leaders press NC gay marriage amendment

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Republican leaders in the North Carolina House say it's time for lawmakers to let the people decide whether to place a gay marriage ban in the state constitution. Full story...
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Trial over ownership of Edwards sex tape delayed

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A judge has agreed to delay the civil trial over who owns a purported sex tape of John Edwards because of the former presidential candidate's pending criminal case. Full story...
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Gay marriage amendment discussed by NC Republicans

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Republican leaders in the North Carolina House are gearing up for a potential vote on a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Full story...
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Southport annexation all but dead

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It looks like Southport's plan to annex some area just outside the current city limits will not survive a new state law that gives property owners a voice. Full story...
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Retired NC police chief challenging Jones in GOP

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A newly retired police chief plans a challenge within the Republican Party to unseat an incumbent North Carolina congressman who has represented the region for more than a decade. Full story...
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Federal judge blocks state from cutting funding to Planned Parenthood

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A federal judge has temporarily blocked the state of North Carolina from cutting funding to the group Planned Parenthood. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Bachmann, Perry on the campaign trail

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video While the Presidential candidates may be focused on South Carolina, WWAY NewsChannel 3 is making sure they don't forget about southeastern North Carolina. WWAY's Asha Dave was the ONLY Wilmington reporter to cover Perry as he visited Florence, SC, and Bachmann as she held a town hall meeting in Myrtle Beach. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Commission chair, KB mayor continue feud

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video It's been more than a week, and two local leaders are still not speaking. New Hanover County Commission Chair Jonathan Barfield and Kure Beach Mayor Dean Lambeth have been coming to verbal blows over many different issues over the last couple weeks, and it does not seem that either one is willing to back down. Full story...
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NC parents in limbo amid pre-kindergarten battle

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Thousands of North Carolina parents are wondering whether their 4-year-olds will attend taxpayer-paid pre-kindergarten this year despite a judge's ruling that all needy families should have access. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. signs petition against Monkey Junction annexation

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video Wilmington city leaders hope their annexation of Monkey Junction will survive a petition challenge from property owners. If so, they're not getting any help from the New Hanover County Commission. Full story...
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Anti-annexation petitions still have a long way to go

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The New Hanover County Board of Elections sent out 2,032 letters to affected property owners. The board is now reviewing the petitions it's gotten back so far.s gotten back so far. Full story...
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Perdue keeps NC crime head to lead combined agency

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The head of North Carolina's public safety agency is getting more responsibilities for the same salary. Gov. Bev Perdue announced Thursday that Reuben Young will be secretary of the newly restructured Department of Public Safety. Full story...
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Perdue order adds to NC pre-kindergarten battle

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Gov. Bev Perdue is stepping into a battle over North Carolina's efforts to prepare all 4-year-olds for school. Full story...
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Judge weighs NC funds cutoff of Planned Parenthood

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A federal judge is weighing whether to invalidate part of the state budget that cuts off North Carolina's two Planned Parenthood affiliates from federal or state family planning money. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Sen. Burr answers viewer questions about economy, Washington

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videoAfter the lengthy debt ceiling debate, continued unemployment and now the downgrading of America's credit rating, many of you have a lot of questions, as well as growing frustrations, about what's going on in Washington. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) stopped by our studio to answer questions about what's going on with the economy and the political system that has a big factor on it. Full story...
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